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Monday, June 30, 2014

Bad Day for Barak

Two major decisions came down from the Supreme Court today. 

Hobby Lobby won - they and other organizations with religious objections will not be compelled to provide contraception coverage. 

Unions were dealt a serious blow today, ruling that home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover the union's costs of collective bargaining.

If you cap that with the 9-0 decision on Obama's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board - defining further what "the Senate is in recess" means, the nation has had some good news for a change.

Foreign Policy disasters continue: Yesterday, ISIL declared the restoration of the Caliphate, an Islamic State that includes all the territories ISIL has conquered. It called on all Muslims to pledge their allegiance. ISIL leader al-Baghdadi declared himself Caliph Ibrahim.

The Caliph is supposed to be the legitimate successor to Mohammed. There are many who would claim this title. This declaration will be challenged on theological, ideological, military and genealogical grounds. This is a potential break for the Iraqi and Syrian forces because it adds another basis for internal fighting among the Islamists. It will force Sunni Arab tribal leaders to rethink their strategy for controlling ISIL and to choose sides. In the process, it will deepen the civil war, which Obama declared had ended - about three weeks ago.

The declaration of the Caliphate demands allegiance from all Muslims. It is a declaration of war against all who do not swear allegiance and against non-believers.

Maybe those numbers will go up for Obama if he blames Bush more frequently?

14 comments:

  1. And now we're sending 200 more (700 by my count), plus 250ish more Marines for the embassy, plus helo support and drone support... More 'bait' being dangled... damn him...

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    1. We need to pull back and just let the people there kill themselves off. Each one of them that their neighbor kills is one less that will want to kill us.

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    2. More shades of Vietnam, this time channeling Kennedy.

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  2. He is going to ban polls soon...

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    1. The news for THE ONE gets worse and worse. It makes sense to make them illegal.

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  3. obama needs to leap from a tall building in a single bound.

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  4. You beat me to a Caliph post. Let's hope they don't find a Saladin... And then there's O-Tard. What a catastrophe.

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    1. Obama could be the Caliph...

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    2. I began calling the current administration the Obamaphate back in 09 or 10. He is an absolute SCoaMF.

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  5. Yep. Obama's a real master of policy.

    The declaration of the Caliphate scares the bejeebers out of me.

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    1. It's a genuine mess and there's nobody with the sense to pour sand out of a boot in the White House.

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  6. Hard to feel bad for him. The rest of us have had 1988 shitty days since he became president

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    1. No, I don't feel bad for the poor little rich boy.

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